17 Things That Happen When You Wear A Fitbit

17 Things That Happen When You Wear A Fitbit

The addiction is real.
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You did it. You caved in and got a Fitbit. At first it was just an awkward, clunky band you wore on your wrist. Then it became an obsession. Now you are constantly checking your steps and checking your standing in the workweek hustle. You are beginning to wonder if it is even worth working out when you aren't wearing it.

1. Lazy days spent on your couch make you feel that much more guilty

You know you've hit rock bottom when you can't even make four-digit steps.

2. You have tan lines from your Fitbit

Good thing no one will ever have to see it besides you because you never take it off.

3. That 20-minute walk to class isn't as many steps as you thought it was

Only 1,000?? You've got to be kidding me.

4. You love meeting a fellow Fitbitter

Instant friends.

5. You always wear it out with you

Can't miss out on those steps walking home from the bar when your ride never comes.

6. You feel empty when you realize your Fitbit has been dead all day and none of your steps counted

What was the point of all that walking?

7. You realize you've been greatly overestimating how many calories you burn in a day

Time to reconsider your food choices.

8. Sometimes you pace around your room at 11:50 p.m. just to make sure you reach your daily step goal

Need. 10,000. Steps.

9. You start exercising solely to see the numbers on your wrist go up

An hour at the gym will give you an insane amount of steps.

10. When people tell you they think Fitbits are stupid, you get personally offended

They're just jealous they don't have one.

11. The Workweek Hustle is your biggest priority.

Yes, you have three tests this week, but you are only 2,475 steps behind first place!

12. You have a competitive group message going between your Workweek Hustle crew

#Fitfriends

13. You always tell everyone you're with when you get 10,000 steps

As soon as that Fitbit buzzes when you reach your goal, you need to tell everyone around you.

14. If you skip a day wearing it, you need to explain why your step count is so low to your friends

I swear I walked more than that. You have to believe me!

15. Exercise that you can't wear your Fitbit for is a waste of time

Like swimming, paddle boarding, surfing, basically anything involving water. Maybe they should make a waterproof Fitbit.

16. You start to realize how bad your sleep schedule is

47 minutes restless, 11 minutes awake, I thought I had a good night of sleep.

17. You feel bad for everyone who doesn't have one

But also are secretly jealous because they aren't addicted like you.

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65 Truths College Students Need to Hear Right Now

Truth every college student needs to hear.
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1. The best memories are ones you actually can remember.

2. God isn’t going to ask you if you were in a top-tier sorority or fraternity at the gates.

3. You failed a test, not your life.

4. Numbers don’t define you.

5. That includes the number you see that is your grade.

6. Also, how much you weigh.

7. As well as if you are a “7/10” on a so-called “hot scale.”

8. Or if you can bench press 200 lbs. (@ all the guys at the gym, please chill.)

SEE ALSO: 7 Reminders Every College Student Needs To Hear Before The Semester Ends

9. Innocence is nothing to be ashamed of.

10. Neither are mistakes.

11. But learn from your mistakes. Mistakes can be lessons, which can be the biggest blessing.

12. Your metabolism isn’t what it used to be and that is okay.

13. You may not always understand what God is doing, but I promise He has a plan.

14. Every person you meet is battling their own struggles.

15. Life isn’t always great moments.

16. But you have to walk through the forest to get to the mountain top.

17. Your heart isn’t damaged. It is temporarily broken but it will be fixed.

18. However, the only one who can fix a broken heart is the one who created it.

19. So a cute boy or hot girl can’t put the pieces back together.

20. Neither can ice cream.

21. But ice cream can totally help.

22. Stop texting your ex. He/She is your ex for a reason.

23. Loving Jesus means loving people.

24. Loving Jesus also means loving the image of Him in the mirror you see.

25. Stop hiding your emotions. Stop crying in the bathroom or behind a locked door. You have people in your life who care about you.

26. Suicide is never the answer.

27. Breathe in, breathe out.

28. Do you feel your heart pump? Do you feel the air exiting your body? That is a sign you are here for a purpose. Your life is no mistake.

29. Just because you doubt, doesn’t mean you don’t believe in Jesus.

30. However, when walking on the water scares you, look to Jesus and keep your eyes on Him.

31. If you have the opportunity to go to school go. There are young girls around the world who would do anything to sit at the desk you are complaining about.

32. Don’t pick a career based on money.

33. However, I promise you can use any passion or gift to serve a purpose bigger than yourself if you allow yourself to give it to the One who gave it to you.

34. You don’t need pretty prayers to please God.

35. Talk to Him like you are talking to a friend.

36. Look for the good in everyone.

37. That includes the mean girl who no one likes. Chances are she is mean for a reason. Someone was once mean to her. Kill her with kindness.

38. Pray to have the Lord’s eyes. See people with love.

39. Try to have the Lord’s hands, always be reaching out to others.

40. Each morning, pray to have the Lord’s feet and go where He calls you.

41. It is a bad day, not a bad life.

SEE ALSO: What It's Like To Be A College Student In April

42. You don’t need a six-pack to find a man who loves you.

43. You need a spouse who will be able to look at you when you are 80, and wrinkly and maybe a little chunky, and you need him to love you then. If he loves you for your body and your hair, I promise he doesn’t actually love you. Looks fade, but love is eternal. Find someone who loves you like Jesus.

44. Do some squats.

45. But squat so you feel good about yourself, not to attract the opposite sex.

46. You are never too old to find a new hobby.

47. You were beautiful before someone told you.

48. If you don’t know if you are in relationship or not, leave. You deserve clarity, not insecurity.

49. You deserve friendships that are mutual.

50. The best Friday nights are spent with a puppy and food. It is okay to not always be social.

51. Stop worrying about whether your crush will text you back.

52. Stop over analyzing everything in general.

53. Pray for your future spouse.

54. However, also pray for your future bridesmaids/groomsmen. Some of the most influential people you may have in your life you may not have even met yet.

55. Storms bring strength.

56. And storms bring rainbows if you are patient and observant.

57. Stop Pinteresting your dream life and start living it.

58. The Bible is actually extremely relatable. Open it up. Read it.

59. Romans 8:28 “and we know God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” God is on your team. He wants you to have moments of celebration. He has a purpose for you greater than your bad day.

60. Never forget what Jesus did for you on that cross. When he died for you, it was painful and brutal. It was ugly. It was love. Don’t let that truth ever become numb to you no matter how many times you have heard the story.

61. There is nothing wrong with carbs.

62. Study. And don’t wait for the night before.

63. Find someone who you can look up to.

64. Also, never forget that there is always someone looking up to you. Act like someone you would want your future children to be. Act in a way that reflects wisdom.

65. Smile more, you are loved by the one who hung the stars and painted the sea. He created puppies and carbs–yet still loves you more. That is something to celebrate.

College is tough and life is hard. You are going to have moments where all you want to do is celebrate life with your best friends, but you will also have moments where you just want to lock the door, ignore everyone, and have a good cry. Never forget that your worth comes from something greater than your Biology grade, and from Someone greater that the one who broke your heart.

You aren’t too cool for Christ in college. Christ is a necessity for you in your life. He can hold your hand during your heartbreaks and failures and celebrate with you when you get the text back or a passing grade in foreign language. He loves for you and cares for you more than your sorority or fraternity ever will.

So buy your books, do your homework, but never forget when you are walking to you 8:00 a.m. you regretfully signed up for, to look up. Look at the clouds and the sky and thank your creator that in a big big world with many beautiful things, He still loves our messy hearts even more. So this one is for the boys for the King. This life is for the One who laid down His life.

I promise college is more fun when you dance with your Savior. Follow His lead and let him take you on a journey where you can find your purpose. You may not know where you are going, but you do know who you are following.

So never forget that although classes may be hard, and your metabolism may be slowing down–God is still good. He turns our ashes into beauty and our trials into our testimony. Do life with your creator and I promise you that you will have more than you need.

Romans 8:28 “And we know God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”

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8 Things To Splurge On While You're In Nursing School

There are so many options out there, what's actually worth investing in?

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Any nursing student knows just how expensive it is when you first get into the program. There's scrubs, stethoscopes, clinical bags, fingerprinting and background check fees, and a horrendous amount of lab fees. It's hard to maintain a budget when everything is so expensive. There are cheaper options, however, how do you know if you are going to get a quality item that isn't going to break on you?

Every person that you talk to is going to tell you something different about what is actually important. To some, you need to spend more money on scrubs than a stethoscope. To others, a nice pair of hemostats rather than a penlight. Allow me to give you some insight.

1. A good stethoscope

I personally use a Littmann Cardiologist IV. It's a bit on the expensive side and I received mine as a gift. However, when it came to listening to my patients, I was able to hear a lot more than my friends who went with cheaper options. This gave me an edge when it came to health assessment. Spend the money!

2. Comfortable scrubs

Now if you're like me, your program requires very specific scrubs. Mine feel like scratchy bedsheets and I hate them. However, now that I am beginning work as a PCNA, my options for scrubs are limitless. Looking for scrubs that have a higher amount of spandex in them allows for them to breathe better as well as move with you. Paying a little more means that your scrubs will keep their color longer as well.

3. Sturdy badge reel

Getting a badge reel that is a little more on the expensive side ensure that you are getting something that will stand up to everyday use. I am pulling my badge at least 10 times an hour at bare minimum. Nothing is worse than when you pull and the cord snaps or gets jammed. Spend a little more. Also, always try to get plastic materials so that they can be easily wiped and cleaned after work.

4. Comfortable shoes with support

There are hundreds of options for nursing shoes. You want your shoes to be comfortable and supportive. Walk in them before purchasing. They need to be all leather (for easy wiping when you come into a contact precaution room), usually white (depending on your program), closed top, closed back, and nonslip. You don't want to be slipping into a puddle of body fluids.

5. Compression socks

We put our legs through hell during our shifts. Compression socks prevent dependent edema, DVT, and muscular complications. Spend the extra money to get the ones that actually work. Your feet will thank you.

6. A water bottle that keeps your water cold

You need to stay hydrated as a nurse and nursing student. Your health needs to be intact in order to provide proper care to your patients. I personally use a steel water bottle from Walmart that I got on clearance for $3. It keeps my water cold for over 15 hours. Nothing is better for thirst than a swig of ice cold water.

7. A clipboard 

My WhiteCoat nursing clipboard is a life saver! It has common conversions and information on the back and folds in half to fit perfectly in scrub pockets. I keep all of my clinical documentation on the board and carry it with me. I have references right at my hands and also storage for handouts and loose paper.

8. A reliable penlight

The penlights I swear by are pictured. They're offered in a two pack on Amazon for less than $10. They click on, rather than having to hold down a trigger. The LED gives off the perfect amount of light for inspection.

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